Review in Brief: Possessor (2020)

We’re all just meat puppets really, that’s the message here. POSSESSOR is as stylish and extreme and disturbing as expected from Brandon Cronenberg, son of David, but it’s very much its own thing as well. Andrea Riseborough and Christopher Abbott are firmly cemented as two of the most talented young character actors working today, playing as they do a body-hijacking assassin and her latest tool for the job who proves more independent and wilful than expected. This is layered, emotional and an unexpectedly tragic character piece that will doubtless reward repeat viewings. The most complex of philosophical ideas are communicated in striking visual form in a fascinatingly contradictory film that manages to be both beautiful and deformed, unpleasant and entertaining, cynical and spiritual. SSP

About Sam Sewell-Peterson

I'm not paid to write about film - I do it because I love it. Favourite filmmakers include Bong Joon-ho, Danny Boyle, the Coen Brothers, Nicolas Winding Refn, Clio Barnard, Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, Paul Verhoeven, Taika Waititi and Edgar Wright. All reviews and articles are original works written and owned by me. They represent one man's opinion, and I'm more than happy to engage in civilised debate if you disagree.
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  1. Pingback: Looking Back and Looking Forward: 2020 | SSP Thinks Film

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